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Automotive development for emobility, autonomous and conventional

Here you will find the latest developments and trends from the automotive industry Supplier industry for conventional automobiles, electric vehicles or autonomous driving for the R&D departments of Automotive industry like BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler, Ford, Porsche and many more. Find out about solutions and trends, especially in the field of passenger cars, for the sustainable mobility of automobiles.

Vector autosar

While dad used to lend a hand himself and quickly replace the spark plug, the move in has Electronics the automotive industry has since revolutionized. Automobile development has also changed fundamentally as a result. Almost nothing works without electronics and almost everything should be done electronically in the autonomous vehicle, including driving itself. It goes without saying that today's automobile engineers have a large amount of expertise in Digitalization, Communication, and have to bring electronics.

Brand new automotive development 

We report on supplier parts for the powertrain, drivetrain, chassis, body and interior, electronic components and groundbreaking innovations, including interfaces for communication, alternative drives, Materials and above all safety technology in cars. 

Trends in Automotive – Data means Energy

Mitsubishi Podcast Trends in AutomotiveQuick adjustments to the latest developments are particularly necessary in the automotive industry in order to stay at the forefront. The integration of Real-time data generation and management in all vehicle and parts production processes helps to overcome market and supply chain challenges. Lucas Majewski, Global Director of Automotive/EV Industry, Factory Automation, at Mitsubishi Electric, explains this in detail in the videocast "Trends in Automotive - Data means Energy".

Relay for charging infrastructure of electric vehicles

Due to the ever-growing demand in the private sector, Schukat focuses its range of relays on electric vehicles and their charging infrastructure. The AZEV116, AZEV132 and AZEV140 series single pole relays from note are specially designed for use in charging cables Designed according to IEC 62752 for charging mode 2 electric vehicles. If the worst comes to the worst, they use their monitoring contact to signal that the load contact has welded. 

Data utility for lithium-ion battery production

Klaus Petersen Mitsubishi Electric26.07.2023/XNUMX/XNUMX | The market for more sustainable electromobility solutions continues to grow. The demand for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is increasing rapidly. The following applies here: The early bird catches the worm, or rather the load. Anyone who can produce large quantities of high-quality batteries in a timely manner in a recyclable, sustainable and cost-efficient manner is at the forefront. Explained in the "Lithium Ion Batteries" videocast  Claus Petersen, how digital technologies can help the LIB industry to generate a competitive advantage with data. 

Backlash-free multi-link hinges with self-calibrating plain bearings

The production of multi-joint hinges for spoiler kinematics and top can be expensive. With a Igus bearings An economical and technically superior construction made of tribologically optimized plastic is possible. The new iglidur F300 is even electrically conductive and can calibrate itself and prevent corrosion using the cathodic dip coating (KTL) process. Complicated recalibration is no longer necessary.

Sensor box for position detection of electric monorails

Schmersal represents a new one Magnetic track sensor box for the position detection of electric monorails in intralogistics and Automotive industry before. Wear-free magnetic switches have been used in the automotive industry for many years, where they monitor the speed and position of moving machine parts. Such electric monorails transport bodywork. a. to the assembly workstations. The SSB-R can now do that too, but much more precisely.

Sustainable thermoplastics digitized for the automotive industry

Sumika Polymer Compounds Europe (SPC Europe) and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence are working together to digitize the performance of new sustainable thermoplastics (PP) for the automotive industry. Based on the new multiscale technology for material modeling of thermoplastics, engineers can develop recyclable components and thus reduce the carbon footprint of future vehicles.

Brake car.... coming soon


Basecab 2move is a Full extension for trunk of the Land Rover Discovery, which uses its entire extension length even with the rear seat bench folded down. It has the normal trunk size and also offers full through-loading. This is made possible thanks to the great rigidity and high load ratings of the "Hegra Rail" telescopic rails of Rollon.

Rollon trunk pull-out


The pedal car Cit Kar by Johannes Kremer and Time is a revolutionary electric kettcar and fascinates the industry with an impressive range of 200 km. With a loading volume of up to 420 l and a payload of 300 kg, modern requirements for electric mobility are impressively met, especially in Germany. With the Cit-Kar, adults experience the joy of driving in a new and sustainable way.

Kettcar for adults


ace30719The fact that the smallest and weight-saving details are important in racing is illustrated by the Speeding Scientists. The racing team of the University of Siegen, which is taking part in the Formula Student racing series for young academics with its racing car "Molly" Quick fasteners of ACE Shockto effectively decouple the power electronics from the chassis vibrations of the electric powered race car.

Vector simplifies the development of the intelligent DC charging station for Electric Cars. In the area of ​​DC fast charging, the new VSECC control unit takes over all communication and control functions in the charging station. This future-proof solution enables developers of smart charging stations to completely control and monitor the charging process with just one device. The controller controls the Communication with electric car and back end as well as the power Electronics

Vector charging station

Which one E-car-Owner doesn't always want to have an efficient, fast, reliable and available way to charge their electric car? And because there are always new developments Charging plug and Charging cables for electric cars, we would like to introduce them to you here. Here you will find type 1 plugs, type 2 plugs, CCS plugs, the associated charging cables and one that is entered in the Guinness book, as well as other applications.

Harting charging connector


GKN Automotive offers with his Face Spline joint technology an even lighter and more powerful variant for current and future drive solutions in Automobile. Usually, the joint of a side shaft is connected to the wheel hub connected. The Face Spline technology replaces the tenon with one Toothing on the face of the joint. 

GKN Face Spline


rampf0918Rampf Production Systems has developed a fully automated gluing system for external vehicle parts such as side walls, rear spoilers, tailgates and spoiler lips. The combination of innovative mixing and dosing technology, automation and robotics maximizes the precision, speed and flexibility of the manufacturing processes.

When will ... arrive self-driving cars because now really nationwide? Is the paradigm shift Autonomous driving in 2020 in the immediate range or next to the eMobility “Just” another top topic in the automotive industry? Also Minebea Mitsumi develops products for autonomous vehicles. The automotive supplier shows which level we have reached and which intermediate stations the journey into the mobility of the future leads through.

Minebea self-driving cars


To dem Hydrogen (H2) as an alternative fuel to achieve a breakthrough, we need attractive hydrogen cars and high-performance commercial vehicles that can be refueled in a nationwide filling station infrastructure. The structure of the corresponding hydrogen gas stations requires a lot Measurement Technology, so that safety when refueling with hydrogen is guaranteed. Wika offers the complex instrumentation for this, such as valves, temperature or pressure sensors.

Fill up with hydrogen Wika


Just that Electric cars and hybrid vehicles place particularly high demands on the cable set and the Lines, which are only comparable to a limited extent with the usual on-board electrical systems. So must these Cables Due to high voltages of up to 1000 volts and correspondingly high currents, they can withstand significantly higher temperatures than their predecessors. BASF Polyurethanes made for robust cable sheathing the range of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) has been expanded to include Elastollan 785 A 10 HPM (high performance material). 

BASF cable sheathing

Mitsubishi09190Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV has established the business area "High Precision Positioning Systems" based in the German branch in Ratingen. The new division offers German and European customers key technologies to accelerate the introduction of centimeter-accurate autonomous driving and safer driving support.